University of Texas at Austin
Calvin Lin




phone (512) 471-9560

Calvin Lin

Affiliated faculty (non-Core)

Professor Computer Science

Research Interests

Programming languages Computer Architecture


Calvin Lin is a University Distinguished Teaching Professor with research interests in computer architecture, compilers, and security. In addition to his technical research, he has led UT's NSF-funded effort to improve high school CS curricula. He is also the Director of the Turing Scholars Honors Program and the longtime coach of UT Men's Ultimate Frisbee team. Calvin received his BS from Princeton and his PhD from the University of Washington.

1. 2019 - William David Blunk Memorial Professorship
2. 2015 - President’s Associates Teaching Excellence Award
3. 2015 - Senior Provost Teaching Fellow
4. 2013 - UT Academy of Distinguished Teachers
5. 2013 - Jean Holloway Award for Excellence in Teaching
6. 2012 - Best Paper Award, Eurographics Symposium on Parallel Graphics and Visualization
7. 2011 - University of Texas Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award
8. 2011 - Best Paper Award, International Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization
9. 2007 - Best Paper Award, ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Programming Language Design and Implementation
10. 2006 - IEEE Micro Top Picks